Valedictory Ceremony of Sahyadri Conclave – Science, Technology & Management
During the Valedictory Ceremony, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation shared the journey of the last five days of Sahyadri Conclave. He proclaimed that at the closure of Sahyadri Conclave, the end goal has been achieved which was to inspire students in the field of Science, Technology and Management. As evidence to the outcome being met, he was fascinated to see students approaching the Nobel Laureates and the scientists & discuss their ideas & projects. He appreciated Sahyadri Staff and Students for managing such a great event and proudly acclaimed that the entire five-day event was organized and managed by the in-house team. He expressed his willingness to hold Sahyadri Conclave next year as well to reach greater number of students with the support of the Government and other stakeholders.
Prof. Anush Bekal, Dept. of Electronics & Communication gave the overview of the Conclave and reported the day-wise event of the Plenary Sessions, Panel Discussions, Technical Sessions, Exhibition & Cultural Programme.
Ad E Yonath, Nobel Laureate gave feedback of a whole new experience she had during Sahyadri Conclave in Mangaluru. She was touched by the enthusiasm of students and appreciated that the questions they asked were good. She urged students to get busy with Science and come up with fantastic new equipment.
Serge Haroche, Nobel Laureate while speaking to the gathering praised the curiosity of the students and the interactive sessions during Sahyadri Conclave. He said students of Mangaluru have deep quest for knowledge and appreciated Sahyadri for its encouragement to such students.
Joseph Sifakis, Turing Awardee in Computer Science expressed his happiness to interact with the young students. He observed that they have huge motivation for learning and stimulated them to add meaning to their life and make it worth living with their achievements in the field of science.
Chief Guest - Mr. Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka in his valedictory remarks expressed how happy he was to be seated amongst the brightest of the world. He conveyed the various initiatives of the Government of Karnataka to drive innovation, generate interest among female students in science, incubation network centres and also about the support in terms of funded projects and grants to interested students. He announced that there are Incubation Network Centres set up in totally 20 colleges and Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management is one among them. He urged students to be Job creators rather than Job seekers hence focussing on star-ups as career.
Guest of Honour - Prof. Uma Maheshwar Rao Karanam, Director, NITK, Surathkal appreciated the Conclave by referring to the Resource persons & the theme. He advised students NOT to get disconnected with the society and the world. He encouraged them to start developing Hypothesis of any area of interest in science, evaluate it with experiments, analyse the results and communicate it to the society. He appreciated the theme – Science, Technology & Management wherein Management shall re-engineer the processes of science & technology required for the society.
Guest of Honour - Prof. K. Byrappa, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of Mangalore University appreciated the concept of bringing variety of specialists, technocrats of various disciplines together for a Conclave. He had words of praise for Sahyadri since it is a budding institution just 10 years old and has given opportunities for thousands of students to listen to the Nobel Laureates and Scientists.